Salzburgwerk Hallein



Address:

Raumsustrasse 3
A-5422 Salzburg, Austria

Phone:

06132 200 2400

NileGuide Expert tip:

This is a huge hit with kids.

Description:

It was salt that drew the earliest settlers of the Salzburg region, as long ago as Neolithic times. It was salt that supported the Celtic tribes here, and salt that attracted Roman attention. As well, salt was the underpinning of the Prince-Archbishops who made Salzburg one of the most beautiful cities north of the Alps. You can explore the mines from which much of this wealth came in nearby Hallein, just south of Salzburg. You'll slide down into the depth of the mountain and discover the fascinating world of the 'white gold' that lies under the Salzkammer region. Once inside the mine, you'll glide by chute from chamber to chamber and, ultimately, board a raft to journey underground over the German border and into a subterranean salt lake. After returning by train to the surface, you can visit Celtic Village (included in the entrance fee) and see how the Celts lived and worked over two millennia ago.

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